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  • Last Modified on 28-06-2022
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  • Last Modified on 28-06-2022

About Exam

About Exam

Exam Brief

RPF Constable CBT 1: Railway Protection Force Constable Computer-based Test is conducted to recruit eligible male and female Railway Protection Force (RPF) and Railway Protection Special Force (RPSF) Constables in the Indian Railways.

The online applications are invited from eligible candidates, both male and female for the recruitment of Sub-Inspectors (SI) and constables for the vacancies in the Railway Protection Force (RPF) of various Zones of Indian Railways and Railway Protection Special Force (RPSF).

Brochure

The brochure for the RPF CBT 1 exam 2022 is not yet released. Going through the brochure published in the year 2018 can give you a good idea about the exam.

Exam Summary

The RPF Constable CBT examination conducted by Indian Railways is for the Constables in the Railway Protection Force (RPF) and the Railway Protection Special Force (RPSF) (RPSF). Because of the high RPF compensation and career potential, this is a highly demanding Central Government position. And so, the exam is quite competitive. Aspiring candidates must meet several requirements intellectually and physically. Let us see some highlights about the RPF constable CBT.

Name of Examination

Railway Police Force Computer Based Test 1
RPF Constable CBT 1

Exam Conducting Body

Indian Railways

Level of Examination

National Level

Frequency of Exam Conducted

Once in a year or based on the vacancies

Mode of Examination

Online Test

Duration of Examination

90 Minutes

Languages in which Exam is Conducted

Candidates can choose any of the languages among Hindi, English, Urdu, Tamil, Telugu, Konkani, Malayalam, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Odia, Punjabi, Assamese and Manipuri

Official Website Link

indianrailways.gov.in

Stages of Examination

Phase I - Computer-Based Test (CBT)

Phase II -Physical Efficiency Test (PET)

Phase III -Physical Measurement Test (PET)

Phase IV -Document Verification Phase

 

Official Website Link

http://indianrailways.gov.in/

Number of Posts/Vacancies

9119

Embibe Notice Board/Notification

Test

Latest Update

The latest update about the RPF Constable CBT 1 for the year 2021 is yet to come.

Trending News

The official recruitment of the RPF Constable CBT exam 2021 has not yet been released.

Important Events Dates to Remember
Starting Date of Online Application Process for Examination Yet to be announced
Last Date of Online Application Process for Examination Yet to be announced
Last Date to Submit the Application Fee for Examination Yet to be announced
Examination Date Yet to be announced

Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern

Selection Process

The RPF Constable recruitment computer-based exam conducted across the country for all aspiring candidates is done in three stages - CBT exam, PET exam and PMT exam. It is essential to score the minimum qualifying marks in the CBT exam to proceed to the further stages. All the candidates have to score the minimum qualifying marks in the CBT exam else they won’t be able to appear for the later stages.

Candidates have the option to take this exam in English or Hindi or any of the regional languages. All the questions will be of objective types and will be set at the 10th standard difficulty. The PET/PMT exams are qualifying in nature, and each candidate has to meet the standards set in each exam to qualify.

Selection Process

A single online application must only be submitted by the candidate to the Employment Notice for the notified post through the link provided on the official website. The entire recruitment process shall involve a Computer Based Test (CBT), Physical Efficiency Test (PET) & Physical Measurement Test (PMT) and Document Verification (DV). As applicable, the date, time, and venue for all the activities, namely, CBT, PET, PMT and DV or any other additional activity, shall be fixed by CRC and shall be intimated in due course. Request for postponement of any of the above activities or change of venue, date and shift will not be entertained under any circumstances. The selection process for RPF Constable involves several stages. 

The various stages involved in the selection process of RPF CBT 1 are listed below:

1. Computer-based Test (CBT): The first stage of the selection process is an online computer-based test. The total time of the computer-based test is 90 minutes, and candidates are asked questions on General awareness and Science, Arithmetic, General Intelligence, and Reasoning.

Some important points to be noted for the CBT are given below:

  1. The time and date for CBT shall be held simultaneously at different centres across the country for all groups. 
  2. Candidates can have different language options for Computer Based Test (CBT), out of which they shall opt for anyone. 

CBT will be conducted in the following languages:

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Bengali
  • Urdu
  • Marathi
  • Kannada
  • Konkani
  • Tamil
  • Gujarati
  • Telugu
  • Manipuri
  • Odia
  • Punjabi
  • Assamese
  • Malayalam


2. PET/PMT:
The candidates who clear CBT are called for Physical Measurement Test (PET) and Physical Efficiency Test (PET). These tests are just qualifying in nature. Based on the performance of the candidates in the CBT, the candidates will be called for PET and PMT to the extent of 10 times the category wise total vacancy in Group of Zonal Railways/RPSF notified. However, this limit may be decreased or increased as required, ensuring the availability of adequate candidates for all the notified posts. 

Physical Efficiency Test (PET): Passing the Physical Efficiency Test (PET) is mandatory, and the same will be qualifying, i.e., no marks shall be awarded. The requirements for PET is as follows:

RPF Constable PET Criteria
  Male Female
1600 meters run 5 min 45 sec -
800 meters run - 3 min 40 sec
Long Jump 14 feet 9 feet
High Jump 4 feet 3 feet


P
hysical Measurement Test (RPF PMT): The Physical Measurement Test is just qualifying in nature, but candidates must meet all the criteria.

RPF PMT Criteria
Height Criteria
Categories Male Female
UR/OBC 165 cm 157 cm
SC/ST 160 cm 152 cm
Garhwalis, Gorkhas, Marathas, Dogras, Kumaonese and other Categories specified by the Government 163 cm 155 cm
Chest (Only For Male Candidates)
Categories Normal Expanded
UR/OBC 80 cm 85 cm
SC/ST 76.2 cm 81.2 cm
Garhwalis, Gorkhas, Marathas, Dogras, Kumaonese and other Categories specified by the Government 80 cm 85 cm


The height and chest measurements will be conducted for all candidates who qualify in 1600 and 800 meters running events. Chest measurement is only for male candidates. Male candidates whose height is below the criteria mentioned above will be disqualified and not considered for the chest measurement. Again, if the unexpanded chest is below the criteria mentioned above, the expanded chest of the candidate will not be measured, and the candidate will be disqualified.

Candidates should please make a note of the following regarding the PET/PMT for the RPF Constable exam. The height and chest measurements will be conducted for all candidates who qualify in 1600 and 800 meters running events. Chest measurement is only for male candidates. Male candidates whose height is below the criteria mentioned above will be disqualified and not considered for the chest measurement. Again, if the unexpanded chest is below the criteria mentioned above, the expanded chest of the candidate will not be measured, and the candidate will be disqualified.

  • For the 1600/800 meters event, for each candidate, only one chance will be provided. For the remaining events like long jump and high jump, the candidates will be provided up to 2 chances each.
  • Ex-servicemen shall be exempted from PET. However, they will have to undergo PMT.
  • A candidate must qualify in all the tests as per the above norms to be eligible for consideration.
  • All the candidates qualifying in 1600 meters/800 meters will proceed to measure height and chest. The chest measurement will be taken only for the male candidates. If an unexpanded chest measurement of a male candidate is below the eligibility limit, the expanded measurement will not be taken, and he will be considered disqualified.
  • Male candidates who do not have the minimum height shall also not be considered for measuring the chest and shall be considered disqualified.
  • Candidates who do not have minimum height and unexpanded/expanded chest shall be treated as having failed in PMT.
  • PET/PMT is qualifying in nature. No marks will be awarded.
  • A grievance redressal cell will be arranged for the redressal of grievances related to the height and chest measurements of the candidates.

3. Document Verification: The candidates who qualify in the PET and PMT are called for document verification.

  • Analysing the performance of candidates in the computer-based test (CBT) and based on their performance in the PET & PMT, the candidates will be called to verify the documents.
  • If two or more candidates secure the same marks, then their merit position shall be determined by the age criteria, i.e., higher seniority shall be given to the older person.
  • The employment of the chosen candidates is subject to their passing the needed Medical Fitness Test to be carried by the Railway Administration, final verifying of educational and category certificates, verifying of character and antecedents of the candidates from the local Administration and the successful fulfilment of the initial training.
  • Candidates may please note that Central Recruitment Committee (CRC) only recommends names of the empanelled candidates, and appointment is granted ONLY by the respective Railway Administration.
  • Candidates who do not appear for the document verification will not be considered in the final selection, irrespective of their performance in the written examination and PET/PMT.

Certificate Format

The candidates should submit some documents in original, and their self attested photocopies for the verification of the candidates who qualify in the PET/PMT.

  • 10th, SSLC or Matriculation certificate as the proof of age
  • Graduation certificates as proof of the educational qualification
  • Caste certificate for the scheduled caste (SC), scheduled tribe (ST), and other backward classes (OBC) candidates in the format prescribed for employment by the Central Government
  • Discharge certificate for Ex-Serviceman.
  • Two copies of the self-attested colour photograph
  • A No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the current employer in case of serving Government employees
  • Domicile certificate or Residence certificate for wherever applicable

Note-I: Candidates who need to be considered towards the vacancies reserved/or try age relaxation must submit the necessary/relevant certificates in original from the responsible authority, in the prescribed format at the occasion of the document verification. Or else, their claim for SC/ST/OBC/ESM status will not be cherished, and their candidature/applications will be reconsidered under the General (UR) category if eligible. The certificates presented in any other format will not be allowed.

Note-II: All the certificates should be either in English or Hindi only. If the certificates are not in English/Hindi, a self-attested translated version (in Hindi/English) should be delivered wherever or whenever required.

Note-III: Minorities mean Christians, Muslims, Sikhs, Jains, Buddhists, and Zoroastrians (Parsis) (if any further revision, received until the closing date of the Centralised Employment Notice). The minority candidates claiming waiver of examination fee will be required to furnish a ‘minority category declaration’ affidavit at the time of the verification of documents to state that they belong to any of the above-said minority communities. At the time of document verification, if the certificate is not produced, the candidature will be rejected. Economically Backward Classes or Economically Weaker Classes have to submit income certificates at the time of the document verification in the prescribed format on the letterhead of the issuing authority.

Note-IV: Further, in the case of OBC candidates, the certificates should specifically indicate that the candidate does not belong to the persons or creamy layer sections mentioned in the Column-3 of the Schedule of the Government of India, published by the Department of Personnel and Training O.M.No.36012/22/93- Estt.(SCT) dated 08.09.93 & the subsequent revision of it through O.M.No.36033/3/2004-ESTT.(Res) dated 09.03.2004, and its further revision, if any, received until the closing date of the Centralised Employment Notice.

Note-V: Failing to produce required documents will lead to disqualification of the candidature, except for the caste certificate, in which case the candidate will be treated as unreserved. No extension of time for the production of original certificates shall be given. The exception is provided only when the Caste certificate has been produced in a format other than prescribed or where any certificate is claimed to have been lost/stolen (a claim supported by FIR). In such cases, the candidate will be allowed a time extension of four (4) weeks only.

4. Medical Examination: The next step after the document verification in the selection process is the medical examination of the shortlisted candidates at Railway Hospitals.

The candidates who appear for the document verification will be sent for a medical examination at the Railway Hospitals. They will have to qualify in the medical category ‘B-1’ as prescribed by the Indian Railway Medical Manual. Those wearing glasses or having flat feet, knocked knees, colour blindness, squint eyes, and other bodily defects are not eligible for the appointment. Sending the candidate for the medical examination will not guarantee employment and does not indicate that the candidate has been included in the select list. 

5. Training: Upon the successful completion of all the above-said steps, candidates need to undergo specific training to get a certificate, which in the end, facilitates their official joining process.

Selected candidates will have to undergo rigorous initial training in any RPF/RPSF training centres or at any other such institution decided by the railway administration. The trainee recruits or cadets will be given a stipend of ₹35,400/- plus other allowances as admissible under the railway rules during the period of training. Passing the final examination at the end of the training is compulsory for appointment to the Railway Protection Force.

Exam pattern details - Scoring pattern (+/- Marking)

The computer-based exam is conducted for a total of 120 marks. The below-mentioned table below has the details of subject-wise weightage, and the candidates can make a note of this and accordingly prepare a study plan before the examination. 

Number of Questions Subject-wise

The computer-based test covers three subjects, and the number of questions allocated for each subject varies. The table below shows the number of questions and the corresponding weightage of each subject for the CBT.

Topics for CBT Number of Questions Marks
General Awareness 50 50
Arithmetic 35 35
General Intelligence and Reasoning 35 35
Total 120 120

Exam pattern details - Total time

The time duration for the RPF computer-based test is 1.5 hours, i.e., 90 minutes. There is a negative marking for the incorrect answers, i.e., one-third (1/3) marks will be deducted for every incorrect answer.

Exam Calendar

Examination Calendar
Important Events Dates to Remember
Starting Date of Online Application Process for Examination Yet to be announced
Last Date of Online Application Process for Examination Yet to be announced
Last Date to Submit the Application Fee for Examination Yet to be announced
Examination Date Yet to be announced
Result Declaration Date Yet to be announced
PET & PMT Date Yet to be announced
Document Verification Date Yet to be announced
Medical Examination Date Yet to be announced

Exam Syllabus

Exam Syllabus

Exam Syllabus

The candidates have to achieve minimum cut-off marks in the computer-based test to qualify for the further stages. There will be 3 sections for the computer-based test.

  • General Awareness
  • Arithmetic
  • General Intelligence & Reasoning

The three subjects comprise a total of 120 marks. This exam will have 120 questions, which are of objective type, and each question carries exactly one mark. Here is the section-wise RPF Constable Syllabus 2020. 

RPF Constable CBT 1 Syllabus for General Awareness

The General Awareness section has the most weightage in the CBT exam of 50 marks. The questions will be designed at testing the candidate’s general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society; to test knowledge of current events and such matters of everyday observations and experiences as may be expected of any educated person.

RPF Constable CBT 1 Syllabus for Arithmetic

The second section in this exam is the Arithmetic section which deals with mathematical questions at large. You have to practice various types of arithmetical questions as 35 marks are available in this section. Hence, start solving as many problems from the topics given below for RPF Constable Arithmetic Syllabus.

RPF Constable CBT 1 Syllabus for General Intelligence & Reasoning

The third and final section consists of 35 objective questions for a total of 35 marks. Each candidate’s mental ability and intelligence are tested in this section through various topics such as analytical skills, logical thinking, reasoning, etc. You have to properly study each of the following topics to attain good marks in this section. 

The table below provides the complete syllabus for the RPF Constable CBT 1.

General Awareness Arithmetic General Intelligence & Reasoning

Current affairs

Events and developments in our society

Indian history

Art & culture

Geography

Economics

General politics

Indian constitution

Sports

General science

Number systems

Whole numbers

Decimal and fractions

Relationships between numbers

Fundamental arithmetical operations

Percentages

Ratio and proportion

Averages

Interest

Profit and loss

Discount

Use of tables & graphs

Mensuration

Time & distance

Ratio & proportion

Analogies

Spatial visualization

Spatial orientation

Problem-solving analysis

Decision making

Visual memory

Similarities & differences

Discriminating observation

Relationship concepts

Arithmetical reasoning

Classification of verbal & figure

Arithmetic number series

Syllogistic reasoning

Non-verbal series

Coding & decoding

Statement conclusion

A detailed study on each of these topics will be helpful in scoring high marks in the CBT.

Study Plan to Maximise Score

Study Plan to Maximise Score

Preparation Tips

The RPF Constable necessitates a thorough understanding of the subjects and consistent practice to achieve a high score. Excellent preparation is necessary for cracking any competitive exam, and RPF Constable Exam 2021 also demands the same. Unless candidates get appropriate tips for preparing for this exam, they cannot think of qualifying for it. 

It's critical to understand the best strategy for the RPF Constable CBT and to maximise the value of what you've previously learned. Please go through the points to get a better understanding of them.

Use the exam preparation resources listed below to improve your exam readiness.

  • First of all, read the syllabus well and understand the exam pattern. For that, download the RPF Constable CBT Syllabus and have a thorough examination of the pattern of the exam.
  • Next, make a proper timetable to cover all the subjects of the syllabus.
  • Plan in such a way that more focus is on those parts with which you are totally new or unfamiliar.
  • Keeping in mind the time constraints, allocate adequate time for the studies.
  • Refer to the best available study materials from trusted sources, and make use of them.
  • Regulate the timing to include the revision also.
  • The main focus after studies should be on solving the question papers of the previous years.
  • Always stay motivated, happy and hopeful.

RPF Constable study materials and books are available in the market, which is among the most important elements that help ease the examination. Candidates need to be very careful and judicious while selecting the books for their RPF constable preparation. Good books mean good content and should provide more practice, which will increase your capacity to attempt and succeed in the exam.

In today's era, most of us buy books online. Before buying books for any competitive exam, it is advisable to do proper research to understand the toppers or qualifiers about the available books. Also, go through and read online reviews and analyse the topics covered in those books. All candidates should read and study with a basic standard book to cover the syllabus and build a strong foundation. Upon finishing the book, candidates can look for reference books or books for practice sample questions.

Let us look at where to focus on that help to test the candidate’s knowledge of current affairs and general knowledge, which helps in cracking the General Awareness section.

To have a good knowledge of current affairs and general knowledge, read the newspapers daily. Give more attention to the pages listed below to have a good command of current affairs.

Pages from Newspaper to Focus on for General Awareness 

Business
Economics
Politics
Science & Technology
Culture
International Affairs
Sports

Gather information regarding the events and issues from the last 6 months that are of National and International Importance. There are current affairs magazines published for government job exams. Subscribe to any or some of them. Also, go through the latest yearbook. This will also help in gaining more knowledge.

Refer to Class 10 textbooks and some General Knowledge books to have a command on the below-listed topics.

Portions to Focus for General Awareness for RPF CBT
Indian Railways
Indian Geography
Indian History
Indian Budget
Indian Constitution

The topics for Arithmetic and General Intelligence & Reasoning will be available from the textbooks.

Exam Taking Strategy

Once the detailed preparation of the topics is done, the next step is to attempt mock tests. The mock tests will help candidates identify where they are losing the marks and where the focus is to be given for more preparation. The mock tests will also help analyse where you stand in the competition among other competitors. The candidates should take at least one mock test daily during the last week of preparation.

By this, the preparation for exams is well and fine. Next is to crack the CBT with high scores. Keep these points in mind while writing the exam:

  • Attempt the easy questions first. 
  • As negative markings are there, don't attempt any question that you are unsure about the answers to. Double-check and confirm the mathematical solutions and then answer them.
  • Make sure that no answers are marked by mistake. Check the options and mark the correct option properly.
  • Better to leave the questions to which you don't know the answer.

We have summarised some tips to score better in the arithmetic or numerical ability section of the RPF Constable exam.

  1. The topics like percentage, average and data interpretation tend to remain very tricky but simple. The candidates are suggested to attempt such easy questions quickly after reading the instructions and then proceed towards the difficult topics.
  2. The use of simple tricks in the topics of algebra can save a good amount of time and help solve problems quickly.
  3. A total of 25 questions will be asked, so the candidate should try to complete this section in about 35 minutes.


To tackle the hurdle of the topic, General Intelligence and Reasoning below listed points can help the candidate crack it easily.

  1. The topic such as space visualization and the number series can be easily solved by many, as would be the related concepts.
  2. While covering the general problem-solving skills, the candidate must focus on the topics like logical deductions etc.
  3. If the problem is taking too long, it's always better to switch to the other problem and then later come back to the problem if time permits.
  4. A total of 25 questions will be asked, so the candidate should try to complete this section within 15 minutes.


We have summarised some tips to score better in the General Awareness section of the RPF Constable exam.

  1. All the questions in this section are designed to test the general awareness of every candidate. Questions are also designed to check the knowledge of current events. These questions do not require any special study. The candidate should read the news and be aware of the events happening worldwide.
  2. This topic is vast as it covers worldwide news, so a candidate should start practising with the topic they are most comfortable with and then gradually move to the other topics. 
  3. If reading newspapers is not a habit of the candidate, then don't worry, we can ease that thing for you. The candidate can log in to the application of Embibe and can get all the current affairs news.
  4. A total of 25 questions will be asked, so the candidate should try to complete this section within 5-7 minutes.

Detailed Study plan

RPF Constable CBT preparation tips for General Awareness

The General awareness section carries 50 marks for 50 questions, the highest among the three sections. Therefore, this section requires special attention. The tips listed below will help score high from this subject:

  • Questions are usually asked from Geography, Economics, Indian History, Art & Culture, General Politics, General Science, Indian Constitution, Sports, etc. These portions are more of theoretical and subjective type, read each section with thorough attention, and don't ignore or skip any portion.
  • Invest more time on those topics which you find yourself weak. Master the topic instead of skipping it. 
  • Read the standard textbooks of matric level first for a better understanding of each topic. Try to make one-liner notes while going through each portion to help you revise the topics before the exam.
  • Practising the previous years' papers will help in boosting confidence and strengthening knowledge for the exam.
  • Practising more question papers will certainly bring positive changes in your outlook towards the topics.

RPF Constable Preparation Tips for Arithmetic

The arithmetic section has 35 marks in total. Most of the candidates find the arithmetic section a little tougher than other subjects. And so, the candidates have to allocate maximum time for this section. The below-listed tips will help attain good scores in this section:

  • As arithmetic is all about maths, first of all, make your basics strong. Learn all arithmetic formulas, remember the multiplication tables and other important values.
  • Try to finish all numerical problems from an ordinary matric level textbook first and then go for other top-level questions.
  • After the preliminary studies, you should focus on practising the previous years' question papers and attempt several mock tests from different sources.
  • Examine yourself and understand your weak areas and strengthen them with more practice and constant learning.
  • For arithmetic portions, continuous practice is the only key to success. Therefore, maintain your practice level high.

RPF Constable CBT Preparation Tips for General Intelligence & Reasoning

There will be 35 questions from this section and carries 35 marks. Comparatively, this section is relatively easy and scoring as well. Check below a few preparation tips to ace this section.

  • Sharpen your logical and analytical skills
  • Learn basic tactics to solve the puzzles and other tricky questions from a standard reasoning and general intelligence book
  • Try to practice as much as previous years' papers and attempt the mock test.
  • Practice new questions as well because this section often ask new questions which were not seen before
  • All the candidates should do a time-bound practice to attempt all questions within the stipulated time during the examination.

Recommended Chapters

Important topics from RPF Exam 2018 are listed below:

Ratio and Proportion 

Number Systems

Profit and Loss

Discounts

Decimals and Fractions

Analogies

Average

Percentage

Relationships

Interest

Classification

Distance and Directions

Previous Year Analysis

Previous Year Analysis

Previous Year Papers

RPF Previous Year Examination Analysis of RPF Constable CBT 1 2019

Let us have an analysis of the number of questions and the level of difficulty of the questions that were asked in the previous examination of RPF Constable CBT.

Previous Year Arithmetic Question Analysis for RPF Constable CBT 1
Topic Number of Questions Level
SI, CI, Profit/Loss 4-5 Moderate
Simplification 5-6 Easy
Ratio & Proportion 2 Easy-Moderate
Geometry 2 Easy
Time and Work 1-2 Moderate
Number System 4-5 Easy
Speed and Distance 2 Easy-Moderate
Average & Percentage 3-4 Easy
Partnership 1 Moderate
DI 3 Easy
Miscellaneous 7-9 Moderate
Total 35 Easy-Moderate

 

General Intelligence & Reasoning Ability for RPF Constable CBT 1
Topic Number of Questions Level
Statement & Conclusion 4-5 Moderate
Blood Relation 2 Easy
Non-Verbal (Image) 4-5 Easy
Coding-Decoding 2-3 Moderate
Inequality 2 Easy
Seating Arrangement 4 Easy
Series 5-6 Easy
Miscellaneous 8-9 Moderate
Total 35 Easy-Moderate

Previous Year Cut-off

The minimum mark to qualify in the CBT is 35% for candidates belonging to Unreserved Categories. For SC and ST candidates, the RPF cut-off mark is 30%.

Important Dates

About Exam

Application Form Filling - Start & End Date

The start date and end date of the application form filling of RPF Constable CBT 1 will be updated later. 

Admit Card Date

The release date of RPF Constable CBT 1 admit card will be updated later. 

Exam Date

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Online registration begins Will be updated We will update the exact date of the beginning of online registration soon.
Last date of registration Will be updated The last date of registration is to be updated later.
Last date of fee payment Will be updated The last date of fee payment is to be updated later.
Date of CBT Will be updated The date of CBT is to be updated later.
Result of CBT Will be updated The result of CBT is to be updated later.
Date of PET/PMT Will be updated Date of PET/PMT to be updated later.
RPF Constable final result Will be updated The date of the RPF Constable final result is to be updated later.

Interview Date

The interview date of RPF Constable CBT 1 will be updated later. 

Result Date

The date of publishing the result of RPF Constable CBT 1 will be updated later. 

Application Process

About Exam

Dos and Donts of Form Filling

How to apply online for the RPF Constable CBT 2021 exam?

To fill up the application form, candidates must first complete the registration by going to the official website of the RPF exam. Here are the processes of filling up of application:

RPF Constable Application Form: Registration Part-I

  1. Click on the online application form link to open Part I of the RPF Constable CBT exam.
  2. Provide all the personal details, educational qualifications, government document details, address details, contact details in the space provided in the application form.
  3. Then click submit at the down of the page to submit the application form.
  4. After completing the registration for the exam, candidates will receive a registration number and a password and an OTP to verify the email and phone number.
  5. Keep a note of the details for login in future.

RPF Constable Application Form: Registration Part-II

After completing the Part I registration, log in again to your account on the railway board website and log in to complete the Part-II registration for the RPF Constable CBT exam 2021. Follow the below-given steps:

  1. Fill up the application form with educational qualification details, gender, religion, minority, ESM (Ex-Service Man), EWS (Economically Weaker Section), and age relaxation, if required.
  2. After filling up the required details, the next page will be directed to complete the fee payment for the exam.
  3. Pay the fees through any mode of payment. The fees can be paid either online or offline. For online payment, candidates can do it through net banking/ credit/ debit card. And for the offline payment, candidates need to get the bank challan or post office challan.
  4. After completing the payment, candidates will have to go to the next part to fill up the rest of the application.
  5. The candidates applying for the posts notified in the employment notice have to pay the prescribed fee as per their category detailed below:

Gender Category Application Fees (in ₹)
Male Unreserved or General 500
SC, ST, OBC 250
Female Unreserved and Reserved (SC, ST, OBC) 250
  • For all the candidates, except for the fee concession categories, * ₹400 shall be refunded duly deducting the bank charges on appearing in the CBT.
  • For candidates belonging to SC/ST/Ex-serviceman/Minorities/Female/Economically weaker classes, the fees of ₹250 shall be refunded duly deducting the bank charges on appearing in the CBT.
  • Note that in the event of cancellation of the notified vacancies, CRC will not refund the examination fees.

Mode of Fee Payment

  1. The fee can be remitted ONLINE through internet banking or debit/credit cards.
  2. The fee payment can be made OFFLINE through the
    • SBI Bank Challan payment mode via any branch of State Bank of India.
    • Post Office Challan payment mode through any branches of computerised Post Office.

The last date for the online payment and offline payment will be announced later. However, registration will be confirmed only on the payment of the fee.

Some points to keep in mind while applying the fees are:

  1. All applicable service charges, if any, shall be borne by the candidates. If the fees are paid offline mode, the receipt of the payment should be preserved for future reference. The same should be submitted if demanded at the time of the document verification.
  2. Minorities including Christians, Muslims, Sikhs, Jains, Buddhists and Zoroastrians (Parsis) are subject to any revision/inclusion/deletion received until the closing date of this notification. Minority candidates claiming the waiver of examination fee will be required to furnish a “Minority Category Declaration” affidavit on non-judicial stamp paper at the time of the document verification that they belong to any of the above-said minority communities. On failing to submit their candidature will be rejected.
  3. Economically Backward Class ( EBC) candidates are those with an annual family income of less than ₹50,000/-. EBC candidates should provide a valid Income Certificate in the prescribed format or on the letterhead of the responsible Issuing Authority to this claim that. The certificate details should be duly filled in the online application, and the same should be submitted at the time of the document verification. Candidates having a BPL card(ration card) are also eligible for fee concession under EBC, and all candidates seeking fee concession should fill in the relevant details in the ONLINE application.
  4. Candidates who appear for the CBT will be eligible for a fee refund. For the exam fee refund (amount as applicable), they should provide details of the beneficiary account viz. Beneficiary name, Bank name, Account Number and IFSC code.
  5. The applications submitted not accompanied with the payment of the applicable examination fee will be summarily rejected.

Reservation

  1. The employment notification provides the reservation for Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Other Backward Class (OBC), Non-Creamy Layer (NCL), wherever applicable and admissible as indicated in the vacancies table.
  2. All candidates, irrespective of their category, maybe considered against unreserved vacancies, subject to Unreserved candidates' fulfilment of parameters. However, candidates belonging to that category will only be considered against the vacancies marked for the specific communities (SC/ST/OBC – NCL).
  3. For availing of the reservation, SC/ST/OBC-NCL, candidates should furnish the Caste Certificate from competent authorities as per the format given at the time of document verification.
  4. In OBC-NCL candidates, the certificates should indicate that the candidate does not belong to the persons/sections ( Creamy Layer) mentioned in the Schedule of the Government of India, Department of Personnel and Training.
  1. The candidates should confirm that they belong to the OBC-Non Creamy Layer category while applying for the post against this notification. Such a candidate should produce a valid OBC certificate in the prescribed format during DV.
  2. Further, in addition to the category certificate (OBC), a declaration in the prescribed format has to be furnished by the candidate during DV that they do not belong to the creamy layer. Unless fulfilling all the eligibility criteria of the reserved category (OBC – NCL), a candidate will not be considered against vacancies of the OBC category. The candidature and application of such candidates, if fulfilling all the eligibility conditions for the General ( Unreserved) category, will be considered under the General (UR) vacancy only.
  3. Candidates who belong to SC/ST/OBC-NCL and fulfil the essential educational qualifications can apply against UR vacancies also. They will have to compete with the unreserved candidates and will not be eligible for any kind of relaxation, including age. However, those candidates have to mention their actual category in the application.
  4. CRC shall only consider category status as on the closing date of Employment Notice for availing reservation benefits if eligible. Any change made in the category status of the candidate after that shall not be entertained.


Ex-servicemen (ESM)

The Ex-servicemen are persons who have served in any rank (whether as a Combatant or Non-Combatant) in the Army, Navy or Air Force of the Indian Union, but does not include a person who has served for the Defence Security Corps., the Lok Sahayak Sena, the General Reserve Engineering Force, and Para Military Force.

The Ex-servicemen are those who:

  1. Either retired or discharged or relieved from such service, whether at his request or being relieved by his/her employer after earning his or her pension.
  2. Have been relieved from such service on the medical grounds attributable to military service or circumstances beyond his control and awarded medical or other disability pensions.
  3. Have been released from such service as a result of the reduction in the establishment.
  4. Have been released from such service after completing the specific period of engagement, otherwise than on his request, or by way of dismissal, or discharge on account of any misconduct or inefficiency and have been given a gratuity and includes Personnel of the Territorial Army, namely, pension holders for the continuous embodied service or the broken spells of qualifying service.
  5. Are the Personnel of an Army Postal service who are a part of the Regular Army and retired from Army Postal Service without reversion to their parent service with a pension
  6. Those who are released from the Army Postal Service on medical grounds are attributed to or aggravated by military service or circumstances beyond their control and awarded medical or other disability pensions.
  7. Are the Personnel who were on deputation in the Army Postal Service for more than 6 months before 14th April 1987
  8. Are the Gallantry award winners of the Armed forces including personnel of the Territorial Army
  9. Ex-recruits boarded out or relieved on medical grounds and granted medical disability pension effective from 01/02/2006.
  10. Are the persons serving in the Armed Forces of the union, who on retirement from service would come under the category of Ex-servicemen, are eligible to apply for re-employment one year before completing the specific terms of engagement and avail themselves of all concessions available to Ex-servicemen? Still, such persons shall not be permitted to leave the uniform until they complete the specific terms of engagement in the Armed Forces of the Union.

Candidates must have completed a minimum of 6 months of continuous service after attestation to be treated as ESM.

Accordingly, candidates serving Defence personnel to be released within one year of the last date of the Employment Notice can also apply, both for vacancies for Ex-servicemen and posts not reserved for them.

  • Those ex-servicemen candidates who have already secured civil employment under the Central Government in Groups C & D after availing of the benefits given to Ex-Servicemen will be permitted only the benefit of age relaxation as prescribed for Ex-servicemen for securing another civil employment in a higher grade or cadre in Group C/D under Central Government. Such candidates will not be considered against the vacancies reserved for Ex-servicemen in the Central Government jobs.

  • Suppose an Ex-servicemen applies for various vacancies before joining any civil employment. In that case, he/she can avail the benefit of reservation as Ex-Serviceman for any subsequent employment, subject to the condition that an Ex-Serviceman, as soon as he joins any Civil employment, should give self-declaration/undertaking to the concerned employer about the details of application against this Employment Notice. The self-acknowledged copy of this declaration, along with the NOC from the current Civil employer, should be produced during DV, failing which their candidature shall stand cancelled. Further, this benefit would be available only regarding vacancies filled on direct recruitment and wherever reservation applies to the Ex-Servicemen.

  • Definition of “Ex-servicemen” does not include retired/discharged Personnel of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) and Central Police Organisations (CPOs). Candidates applying against the Ex-servicemen category should produce all documentary proofs, including Category Certificates, in the prescribed format during Document Verification (DV).

The medical Standard of Ex-servicemen will be according to Para 534 of Indian Railway MedicalManual(IRMM)VolumeI, which candidates may access at www.indianrailways.gov.in.

No Objection Certificate (NOC)

Candidates serving in any of the Central/State Government departments, including Railways or Public Sector Undertakings, including those undergoing induction training/probation, may apply directly to the CRC duly informing their employer. Shortlisted candidates should produce NOC from the employer on the date of his/her DV, failing which their candidature will be cancelled.

NOTE: Candidates should keep in mind that if a communication is received from their employer by the CRC concerned with withholding permission to the candidates applying for/appearing at the examination, their application/candidature will be liable to be rejected/cancelled.

Listed below are some important points to be noted by the candidates appearing for the RPF CBT 1:

  • The examination will be of the matriculation level.
  • Candidates should answer all questions and will be awarded a 01(one) mark for every correct answer.
  • Negative marks will be imposed for each wrong answer. 1/3 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer. 
  • No marks will be given or deducted for the questions left, not attempted. 
  • Detailed instructions will be provided in the admit card for CBT regarding date, venue, reporting time, attendance, the capturing of biometric details, seat allotment etc. 
  • All eligible candidates have to undergo a computer-based test on the specified date, time, and venue as per the e-call letter to be downloaded from the websites of Indian Railways. 
  • The information about the e-call letter download shall be communicated through the websites and personnel email communication to the candidates. 
  • Candidates are allowed to enter the examination hall/room and will be required to mark the presence as prescribed. The signature and the biometric thumb impressions of both thumbs of all candidates appearing will be considered as the proof for appearing in the test. 
  • After entering the respective halls or rooms, the candidates should take their allotted seats. 
  • Candidates will be strictly prohibited from bringing any book or part of book, paper, calculator, mobile phones, gadgets of any description or from communicating from each other or from communicating with any person outside the examination hall/room into examination halls/rooms. CCTV surveillance or videography of every hall or room of the centre shall be arranged in such a manner that the face of each candidate is captured during the examination to eliminate the possibility of impersonation.
  • Candidates should fill in their roll numbers and other details as specified at the corresponding places provided for the ease of this purpose. 
  • No candidates shall be allowed to leave the examination hall/room until the end of the examination. 
  • After the completion of the examination, necessary follow-up action should be ensured by the agency concerned as per the instructions received from the Chairman of CRC. 
  • It is necessary for the candidates to obtain 35% marks (30 % marks by SC and ST candidates) to qualify for the computer-based test. 

Dos and Don'ts of Form Filling for RPF Constable CBT 1

  • Applications are to be submitted ONLINE through Indian Railway websites ONLY. No other mode for submission of application shall be allowed. 
  • Each candidate shall fill in ONLY one application. Any attempt to submit more than one application by a candidate against this notification shall result in disqualification and debarment.
  • CRC will consider the eligibility of the candidates only on the strength of the information furnished in the ONLINE application. Candidates need NOT send printouts of application or Certificates or copies to the Central Recruitment Committee (CRC) by posts. Suppose at any stage of recruitment or after that. It is found that any information furnished by the candidate in their application is false/incorrect or the candidate has suppressed any relevant information, or the candidate does not satisfy the eligibility criteria for the post. In that case, their candidatures will be rejected instantly.
  • Candidates can apply against the vacancy of either a Group of Zonal Railway or RPSF. Within a Group of Zonal Railways also they shall be required to give their preference for individual Zones. The candidate will be considered against vacancies of that Group only and allocated a Zonal Railway based on merit and preference. Candidates shall normally serve in the Zone/RPSF allotted to him/them if selected. However, selected candidates may be liable to serve anywhere in the country.
  • Do not apply to more than one Group. Application to more than one Group will lead to the rejection of all the applications of the candidates.
  • Candidates applying for the post shall be advised to fulfil all eligibility conditions prescribed for the post/examination. Admission of the candidates for the CBT for the posts notified would be based on their information in the ONLINE application. Suppose at any stage of recruitment or after that. It is found that any information furnished by the candidate in their ONLINE application is false/incorrect or the candidate has suppressed any relevant information, or the candidate otherwise does not satisfy the eligibility criteria for the post. In that case, CRC will cancel their candidature forthwith. 
  • The candidates are advised to submit an ONLINE application much before the closing date to avoid a last-minute rush since there may be an inability/failure to log on to the website of Indian Railways on account of heavy load on the internet or website during the last few days. CRC shall not accept any responsibility for the candidates not submitting their application within the last day on account of reasons mentioned above or any other reason.

Keep in mind the following points:

  • The complete Employment Notice along with all annexures is available on the websites ofhttp://www.indianrailways.gov.in/railwayboard/.
  • The Central Recruiting Committee reserves the right to reject the candidature of any applicant at any stage of the recruitment process if they notice any irregularity or deficiency in the application.
  • The Central Recruitment Committee reserves the right to conduct additional CBT/PET/PMT/DV at any stage. CRC also reserves the right to cancel part or whole of any recruitment process at any stage notified in this Employment Notice without assigning any reason.
  • The decision of CRC in all matters relating to eligibility, acceptance or rejection of applications, issue of free Railway Passes, penal action for false information, modification of vacancies, mode of selection, the conduct of CBT, allotment of examination centres, selection, allotment of posts to selected candidates etc. will be final and binding on the candidates. Note CRC will entertain no enquiry or correspondence in this regard.
  • CRC will not be responsible for any inadvertent errors.
  • Any legal issues arising out of this Employment Notice shall fall within the legal jurisdiction of respective Central Administrative Tribunals under which the CRC is located.
  • CRC will treat the English version of the notification as published on the Employment News & Indian Railways website as final in any dispute about interpretation.

Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Criteria

Age Criteria

The basic eligibility criteria that all candidates are required to meet to apply for the RPF Constable are:

(i) A candidate must be a citizen of India. 

(ii) A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary may be admitted to the examination, but the offer of appointment may be given only after the necessary eligibility certificate has been issued to him by the Government of India.

The criteria for age eligibility is as given below.

Category Educational Qualification Age
Minimum Maximum
Constables Matric level 18 25


The DOB (Date of Birth) recorded in the matriculation or equivalent certificate alone will be acceptable. The lower and upper age limits indicated in the Employment Notice will be reckoned as per the decisions of CRC. The relaxation in upper age limit/maximum upper age for the following categories/ communities in the table below is applicable subject to submission of requisite certificates.

Serial No. Category Age Relaxation Permissible Beyond Upper Age Limit
1 SC/ST Candidates 5 years
2 OBC – Non-Creamy Layer candidates 3 years
3. Ex-servicemen candidate who has put in not less than 6 months continuous service after the attestation To the extent of service rendered in Armed Force plus

UR – 3 years OBC-Non-creamy Layer – 6 years SC/ST – 8 years
4. Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from January 01, 1980 to December 31, 1989 (Unreserved)
UR – 5 years OBC–Non-creamy layer - 8 years C/ST – 10 years
5. Central Govt. employees (Unreserved) other than ex-servicemen who have rendered not less than 3 years of regular & continuous service on the date of reckoning.
UR – 5 years OBC–Non-creamy layer - 8 years SC/ST – 10 years
6. Widows, divorced women and women judicially separated from husbands but remarried
UR – 2 years

OBC- Non-creamy layer – 5 years.

SC/ST – 7 years


Please note that if a candidate is eligible for a relaxation of age on more than one ground, they would be accorded the highest of the age relaxations (not cumulative) for which they are eligible.

No age relaxation is allowed to SC/ST/OBC-Non-creamy Layer (NCL) candidates applying against unreserved vacancies.

Education Qualification

All candidates must possess specific physical criteria and physical efficiency. Candidates should ensure that they possess or fulfil all the eligibility conditions prescribed for the post as of the closing date for submitting the applications. The candidates waiting for their results of the prescribed educational qualification should not apply. 

  • SSLC/ Matriculation from a recognised board is mandatory for applying to the post of constables and graduation from a recognised University is required for Sub-inspectors.

Number of Attempts

There are no limitations in the number of attempts a student can make for the RPF Constable CBT 1 examination until or unless he/she is within the prescribed age limits and fulfil the eligibility criteria declared by the recruiting authority.

Language Proficiency

There is no such specific language proficiency required for the RPF constable CBT. The RPF constable CBT 1 is conducted in various languages. Those who are proficient in the following languages can appear in those languages for the examination:

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Bengali
  • Urdu
  • Marathi
  • Kannada
  • Konkani
  • Tamil
  • Gujarati
  • Telugu
  • Manipuri
  • Odia
  • Punjabi
  • Assamese
  • Malayalam

Admit Card

Admit Card

Admit Card Release Date

The admit card will be made available on the official website of the exam a few weeks before the RPF constable CBT 1 has been scheduled. You can easily find out if you keep a regular tab of the website.

See the steps below to download the admit card for the CBT:

Steps Procedure
Step-1 Visit the official website of RRB
Step-2 Find the link to download the admit card
Step-3 On clicking the link, a page opens
Step-4 See the login window appearing
Step-5 Enter your Registration Number and Date of Birth
Step-6 Now click on the Submit button, and the RPF Admit Card will be shown on the computer screen
Step-7 Read all instructions carefully and check all your details
Step-8 Download and take a printout of the RPF Admit Card
Step-9 Keep the RPF Admit Card safely for future reference

 

List of Exam Centres

The list of exam centres for the year 2021 is not yet announced. The examination was held at the following centres in the previous year.

Agartala 

Hyderabad 

Patna 

Ahmedabad 

Imphal 

Port Blair 

Aizawl 

Itanagar 

Delhi 

Kochi 

Lucknow 

Bangalore 

Jaipur 

Raipur 

Bareilly 

Jammu 

Ranchi 

Bhopal 

Jorhat 

Sambalpur 

Chandigarh 

Shillong 

Chennai 

Kohima 

Shimla 

Cuttack 

Kolkata 

Srinagar 

Dehradun 

Thiruvananthapuram 

Prayagraj (Allahabad) 

Madurai 

Tirupati 

Dharwad 

Mumbai 

Udaipur 

Dispur 

Nagpur 

Vishakhapatnam 

Gangtok 

Panaji (Goa)


The date and centres of holding the examination as mentioned above are liable to change at the discretion of the Commission. Applicants should understand that there will be a ceiling on the number of candidates allotted to each centre.

Allotment of the centres will be based on the first-apply-first allotment, and once the capacity of a particular centre is attained, that centre will be frozen. Applicants, who cannot choose a centre of their choice because of this ceiling, will be needed to select a centre from the remaining options. Thus, applicants are advised that they may apply early to get a Centre of their choice.

NB: Notwithstanding the provision described above, the Commission reserves the right to change the Centres at their discretion if the situation demands. Candidates admitted to the examination will be informed of the timetable and place or places of examination. The candidates must notice that the request for the change of centre will NOT be entertained.

Cut-off

Cut off

Expected Cut-off

Considering the previous year cut-offs, the expected cut-off for 2021 may be around 35% for candidates belonging to Unreserved Categories. For SC and ST candidates, the RPF cut-off mark is 30%.

Previous Year Cut-off

Let us have an analysis of the previous year (2019) cut-off marks. This will help in planning the study accordingly to score above the cut-off marks.

RPF Constable CBT cut-off marks are decided by the RPF are based on the various factors, such as:

  1. The total number of vacancies
  2. The total number of candidates participating in each stage
  3. The level of difficulty of the questions
  4. The marking scheme
  5. The reservation criteria
  6. The previous year cut-off inclinations

Official RPF Constable CBT Cut-off 2019: Here are the normalised cut-off marks for all the Groups of Constables based on the cut-off marks of 2019.

RPF Constable Cut-off for Group A: (Male/ Female)

Group A
Category Name Female Male
OBC 46.67 93.55
SC 41.24 77.29
ST 38.49 76.71
UR 47.69 79.75
Ex-SM 36.22

RPF Constable Cut-off for Group B: (Male/ Female)

Group B
Category Name Female Male
OBC 49.81 88.35
SC 49.58 83.73
ST 43.27 76.69
UR 57.91 87.15
Ex-SM 36.23

RPF Constable Cut-off for Group C: (Male/ Female)

Group C
Category Name Female Male
OBC 47.29 87.39
SC 40.37 78.95
ST 39.21 75.04
UR 52.99 86.22
Ex-SM 36.34

RPF Constable Cut-off for Group D: (Male/ Female)

Group D
Category Name Female Male
OBC 60.6 92.17
SC 51.71 83.33
ST 47.79 81
UR 64.16 92.87
Ex-SM 45.89 36.2

RPF Constable Cut-off for Group F: (Male)

     
Group F
Category Name Male  
OBC 93.55  
SC 77.29  
ST 76.71  
UR 79.75  
Ex-SM 36.22  

Actual Cut-off

The actual cut-off is yet to be announced by the examination conducting authority.

Exam Result

Exam Result

Result Declaration

The exam result dates are not yet announced for the year 2021.

The important instructions on how to download RPF Constable CBT 1 Result are as follows:

  • Go to the official website of the RPF Constable CBT exam.
  • Click on the Download Result link on the site from the Important Links section.
  • After that, a new page will be opened in PDF format.
  • This page will display the roll numbers of the shortlisted candidates for the further selection process.
  • Candidates may save this PDF for further reference.

Job Profile & Salary

salary structuire

Job Description

The Indian Railways is well known to provide secure jobs with an excellent salary. There are lakhs of candidates who aspire to join the Indian Railways and pursue their careers in different fields under the Railways. If you are an RPF aspirant, then it is crucial to understand all the aspects of the RPF Recruitment 2021, especially Constable salary and the job profile. 

Post list & Vacancies

The RPF constable notification for the year 2022 has not yet been released. The actual number of vacancies will be announced along with the notification. A tentative list of vacancies that may arise in the year 2022 is given in the table below. The exact number of vacancies will be updated in this article as soon as it is released.

Zonal Railway Male Female
Group A - SR, SWR and SCR 804 927
Group B - CR, WR, WCR and SECR 440 712
Group C - ER, ECR, SER and ECor 1,287 1,391
Group D - NR, NER, NWR and NCR 1,046 1,006
Group E - NFR 660 180
Group F - RPSF 666 -
Total 4,903 4,216

Let us now have an analysis of the previous year vacancy details. The vacancy details for Sub-inspector for the year 2018 is given below:

Group Zonal Railway Male Female
UR SC ST OBC Total UR SC ST OBC Total
A SR, SWR & SCR 75 9 21 21 126 29 5 9 9 52
B CR, WR, WCR & SECR 59 24 13 48 144 22 11 5 18 56
C ER, ECR, SER & ECoR 149 49 21 68 287 59 18 9 26 112
D NR, NER, NWR & NCR 96 36 10 31 173 39 14 4 12 69
E NFR 21 5 1 3 30 8 2 1 1 12
F RPSF 54 1 3 1 59 - - - - -
  Total 454 124 69 172 819 157 50 28 66 301

Some points to be noted here:
  1. As per the Government of India instruction, the reservation for Ex-servicemen (ESM) shall be 10% of the combined vacancies of males and females of each group of zones.
  2. As the reservation for ESM and females are horizontal, vacancies remaining unfilled for want of suitable ESM and Females during recruitment shall be filled up by the suitable Male candidate as per existing guidelines.

Details of Abbreviations: 

  • CR means Central Railway
  • ER means Eastern Railway
  • ECoR means East Coast Railway 
  • ECR means East Central Railway
  • NR means Northern Railway
  • NCR means North Central Railway
  • NER means North Eastern Railway 
  • NFR means North East Frontier Railway 
  • NWR means North Western Railway
  • SR means Southern Railway
  • SCR means South Central Railway
  • SER means South Eastern Railway 
  • SECR means South East Central Railway
  • SWR means South Western Railway
  • WR means Western Railway
  • WCR means West Central Railway
  • UR means Un-Reserved (General) 
  • SC means Scheduled Caste
  • ST means Scheduled Tribe
  • OBC means Other Backward Classes
  • ESM means Ex. Servicemen

The category-wise number of vacancies in the year 2019 is as given below. The groups of Zonal Railways and RPSF wise summary of vacancies for the constable is provided below for immediate analysis.

Group Zonal Railway Male Female
UR SC ST OBC Total UR SC ST OBC Total
A SR, SWR & SCR 656 82 34 32 804 621 114 54 138 927
B CR, WR, WCR & SECR 329 42 18 51 440 388 92 45 187 712
C ER, ECR, SER & ECoR 877 184 134 92 1287 816 201 132 242 1,391
D NR, NER, NWR & NCR 761 152 68 65 1046 646 141 75 144 1t,006
E NFR 136 5 12 7 160 128 17 14 21 180
F RPSF 378 66 18 204 666 - - - - -
Total 3,137 531 284 451 4,403 2,599 565 320 732 4216

Salary Structure

The RPF salary structure for the new recruitment is not yet announced. The RPF Constable Salary had increased after the 7th Pay Commission. The RPF Constable Salary as per the current pay scale is ₹5,200/- to ₹ 20,200/- along with grade pay of ₹ 2,000/-. The RPF Constable Salary is different for the Class X, Class Y, and Class Z cities. The detailed RPF Constable Salary Structure for each of the groups are as given below:

RPF Constable Salary Structure in Class X Cities

RPF Constable Salary In Class X Cities
Basic Salary ₹ 21,700
House Rent Allowance (HRA) – 24% ₹ 5,208
Dearness Allowance (DA) – 4% ₹ 868
Transport Allowance (TA) ₹ 3,600
Gross Salary ₹ 31,270


RPF Constable Salary Structure in Class Y Cities

RPF Constable Salary In Class Y Cities
Basic Salary ₹ 21,700
House Rent Allowance (HRA) – 16% ₹ 3,472
Dearness Allowance (DA) – 4% ₹ 868
Transport Allowance (TA) ₹ 3,600
Gross Salary ₹ 29,636


RPF Constable Salary Structure in Class Z Cities

RPF Constable Salary In Class Z Cities
Basic Salary ₹ 21,700
House Rent Allowance (HRA) – 8% ₹ 1,734
Dearness Allowance (DA) – 4% ₹ 868
Transport Allowance (TA) ₹ 3,600
Gross Salary ₹ 27,902


While working at the post of the RPF Constable, you will be entitled to the below-given perks and allowances. These perks will help you in terms of monetary and non-monetary gains. Find some of them below.

  • Provident fund
  • Medical facilities
  • Gratuity
  • Pass and Privilege Ticket Orders
  • Other financial matters
  • Educational assistance
  • Pension
  • Travelling and transfer allowance

Similar Exams

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List of Parallel Exams

While you are preparing for the RPF Constable CBT exam, you can give a try to many other exams which demand the same educational qualifications and other criteria. Have a look at some of those exams which you can apply parallelly.

  • Karnataka State Police Recruitment
  • State Level Police Recruitment Board Assam
  • SSC GD Constable
  • CAPF exam
  • Punjab Police Recruitment
  • State Level Police Recruitment Board Guwahati

Future Exams

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List of Future Exam

After the selection of the candidate in RPF Constable CBT recruitment, there will be many opportunities that are available to get promoted to higher levels. The promotions for this post are performed at regular intervals. The candidate gets promoted to the next higher level based on the number of years in service and also a clean career record. The immediate promotion to RPF Constable will be RPF Sub-Inspector(SI).

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